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Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Barcelona reveal plans for theme parks in US and Asia

By: vetembaste | Barcelona | Published: May 15, 2018 10:43:56 pm Last year, Barca’s all-time top scorer and talisman Lionel Messi announced plans to open a theme park in Nanjing, China in 2020. (Source: AP) Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique once likened the club to Disneyland and on Tuesday the La Liga champions announced plans to open their own amusement ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Manuel Neuer in Germany’s initial squad, Mario Gotze left out

By: AP | Dortmund | Published: May 15, 2018 6:22:57 pm Joachim Loew will need to present his final squad selection to FIFA by June 4. (Source: AP File) Germany included injured captain Manuel Neuer in its preliminary World Cup squad on Tuesday, striker Nils Petersen was a surprise call-up, and Mario Goetze was left out altogether. Neuer, who hasn’t ...

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Jamie Maclaren World Cup 2018 snub, Tim Cahill plug viewed dimly in Australia

By: vetembaste | Melbourne | Published: May 15, 2018 2:15:11 pm Tim Cahill has been included in Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad for Russia. (Source: AP) Australia coach Bert van Marwijk’s snub of in-form striker Jamie Maclaren and a marketing campaign centered on veteran Tim Cahill have prompted some local soccer fans to suggest commercial interests have trumped form in ...

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Recovering Neymar confirmed in Brazil’s World Cup squad

By: AP | Sao Paolo | Updated: May 15, 2018 8:52:29 am Neymar is expected to get fit for the World Cup in Russia later this year. (Source: AP File) A recovering Neymar was confirmed and injured leader Dani Alves was replaced by Danilo and Fagner in a Brazil World Cup squad of few surprises on Monday. The only surprises ...

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Minerva owner suspended by AIFF, slapped hefty fine for racist remarks on referee

By: Express News Service | Published: May 15, 2018 1:26:15 am Ranjit Bajaj with Minerva graduates and India U-17 squad members Jeakson Singh, Anwar Ali, Shahjahan and Nongdamba Naorem. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has suspended Ranjit Bajaj, the notorious owner of I-League champions Minerva Punjab, for 12 months and slapped him with a fine of Rs 10 lakh ...

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